For high school seniors across the state, exploring college and career options—particularly during challenging economic times—can be incredibly daunting. Getting personalized guidance and support can make all the difference for students as they transition into their post high school plans.
The Next Steps to Your Future program was launched in 2020 to support local high school students in planning for their future. Through the program, eligible students are provided free personalized support and information to guide them in their next steps— whether they plan to enroll in college or enter the military or workforce.
In its first year, the program experienced tremendous success. Over 2,100 students participated. For those who took the free summer class, 78% went on to enroll at one of the University of Hawai‘i campuses.
The University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association (UHAA) Board is excited about the success and potential of this program and is committing $25,000 to establish the UH Alumni Association Next Steps Scholarship Fund! The fund will provide scholarships for Next Steps program participants who enroll in one of the seven (7) UH community colleges in fall 2021.
Will you help us to double the impact of the UHAA Next Steps Scholarship fund by making a gift as well?
We are asking UH alumni to join us in giving to the fund and supporting promising young students.
Make a gift to the UH Alumni Association Next Steps Scholarship Fund today. Gifts of every amount help!
Ways to Make a Gift
Will you consider a gift in support of the UHAA Next Steps Scholarship Fund?
- Make an online gift here!
- Send a gift by check or via wire
You can also give through:
- Gifts of appreciated assets
- Retirement accounts (IRA and 401k)
- Irrevocable charitable trusts
To learn more about the UHAA Next Steps Scholarship Fund or to get involved with your local alumni chapter, contact Maile Au, Sr. Executive Director of Alumni Relations, at Maile.Au@UHFoundation.org
For more information on the benefits of making a gift via stock, trust or retirement accounts, contact Michael Coppes, JD, Senior Director of Estate and Gift Planning at Michael.Coppes@uhfoundation.org or 808-376-7871.
To learn more about the Next Steps Program visit: nextsteps.hawaii.edu